Friday, 21 September 2012

Gandhiji's Autobiography-Review


63 comments:

  1. Taher Poonawala Roll no-35
    Review on section.... in 80 to 100 words.

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  2. Kiran Madke,PGDM-A,Roll No.22.
    Learnings from section one of Mahatma Gandhi's Autobiography:-
    In Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography he had not hidden anything from readers as truth is the main principle of him with many others.He continously tried to remove faults from himself.While in school he was shy,nervous, mediocre student who neglected physical excercise and hand writing also read nothing more than the textbooks.But he was very sensitive, honest and truthful.In fathers illness he took care of him.After coming in contact with bad friend he confessed his mistakes to his father honestly.While in England he kept his words given to his mother.He done many experiments with him and his diet.After tried to become English gentleman he became very careful about his money.

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  3. Sarvesh Apte, PGDM-A, Roll No: 04

    At age 23, Gandhi left his family behind and set off for South Africa, arriving in British-governed Natal with a hope to earn a little bit of money and to learn more about law.
    When Gandhi boarded the first train of his journey at the Pietermaritzburg station, railroad officials told Gandhi that he needed to transfer to the third-class passenger car, when Gandhi refused to move, a policeman came and threw him off the train.
    Gandhi never retaliated back. His belief was of non-violence. In South-Africa, he met many christian friends who tried to persuade Gandhi to get converted into Christainity for a sin free life. But Gandhi never believed in this. He always believed in his inner self.
    He also taught us to fight for our right. He helped many Indians in South-Africa to stand for their right.
    Gandhi was a man who always wanted to learn. He started learning law. Along with that he also learnt about many religions. He was of the view that learning makes a man grow in his character.

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  4. Neha Wadhwa, PGDM-A, Roll No: 59
    In the fifth part, Gandhiji takes a tour to Kumbh Mela, Lakshman Jhula, where he is overwhelmed by the irony in the religious practice, where one side, the festivities are taking place, another side, animals are being sacrificed. The book ends with a farewell from Gandhiji and he surmises we know what happened after 1921 as now his life is public. Hope this book takes your life into a fresh chapter.
    The book from Page 1, is a journey which will take you on a journey lest you read the book sans prejudice. While walking with Gandhiji through the puffs of smoke, eating meat at the riverside, stealing money, it feels as if Gandhiji was not an angel dropped from heaven but a phoenix moulded with his self control chiseled the vices. Experiences, aplenty maketh a man. Gandhiji proves it right by going through many such experiences. The book is all about how a lascivious Gandhi ji becomes a Brahmacharya. How a meat-eater, though through force, became a vegetarian by choice.
    Following the truth, experimenting with it and discovering the power of the mind. Following tenets like 1. Satya 2. Dharma and most importantly 3. Humanity, Gandhiji takes you on a self-reflective slow moving journey. Also, he speaks of movements like civil Disobedience, Non-coorperation, Jallian wala Bagh Massacre and various landmarks of Indian Freedom history, yet the main subject remains Gandhiji’s resilience, persistence within to transform himself to serve better.

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  5. Rachit Shah, PGDM-A,Roll No-46
    In the third part Gandhiji returned to india to serve and help the people of country. From this part I learned that we should perform the work with no hesitation. We should be self dependent and we should do the alloted work with dedication. I also learned that we should focus on our communication skill. and lastly we should consume hygenic food, beacouse food wich we consume affect our mind.

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  6. AAFTAB KHAN PGDM A-18
    PART 4
    Gandhi ji was very concerned about his beliefs; he didn’t give up his values when his son was very sick.in Africa, he felt that Public departments are maintained for the good of the people and should be responsive to public opinion. He found that Indians are not given much importance in Africa. Gandhi ji also lend money to a lady which did not return the money. Gandhi ji also started dieting to be healthy.
    Gandhi ji also invited people to live in his house. He started writing in newspaper .he could not go to India in one year as he promised his wife. He started satyagarah in1906 in order to help wounded Zulus. Gandhi decided to teach, their education should consist of character building. His family went to India by sea route by London. He was well at that time as he had not recovered from fast. Gandhi ji refused to give up his experimental dieting. Many people and doctors suggested him to do so. but he was a of values.

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  7. SANKET SANGHVI (PG - A)
    ROLL NO:43
    After Reading the book I was really inspired by the nature of Gandhiji .The two learning’s I would like to share is belief in non violence and listening to inner voice.
    Once he was travelling to South Africa he had a 1st class ticket but railway official told and forced him to shift to 3rd class compartment, because only white’s travel by 1st class. When Gandhi refused to move, a policeman came and threw him off the train.
    Gandhi never retaliated back. His belief was of non-violence. He wrote a letter to railway’s regarding this incident and then he was allowed to travel via 1st class. With non violence he fought and achieved his target.
    Listening to inner- voice. He met many Christian friends who tried to persuade Gandhi to get converted into Christianity for a sin free life. But Gandhi never believed in this. He always believed in his inner self.

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  8. JIGAR MEHTA (PG - A)
    ROLL NO:26
    After reading the third part of this book i learned that manager is reponsible for getting his work done from subordinates in a smooth manner .Also gandhiji was able to tackle the situation of natal people here we come to know that manager should handle the situation tactfully.gandhiji did not consult any one while taking decisions this shows that manager should be confident about his own decesion .Though Gandhiji was busy in his daily activity but he took his time for maintaining his health this shows that one individual should always find for his health no matter how busy they are.

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  9. SHALAKA SHEWALE
    PGDM A
    ROLL NO.49
    After reading section 5, I realised how will power can change you as a person. Gandhiji's visit to Kumbh Mela, Lakshman Jhula, where he was shocked looking at religious practice,festival worshipping animals and another side, animals are being sacrificed.Gandhiji practising smoking,eating meat, stealing gold and money, it feels as if Gandhiji was not god's soul but a simple man chiseled with his self control and determination. Experience makes you perfect gentleman was proved by Gandhiji. Gandhiji experienced it and learned from it. The book is all about how a insatiable Gandhiji remains Unmarried.A meat-eater became a vegetarian by his own choice.Gandhiji followed certain principles in his life which includes Satya, Ahimsa, Dharma and Humanity.Gandhiji's priciple made him face of world.Gandhiji's participation in movements like civil Disobedience,
    Non-cooperation, Jallian wala Bagh Massacre and various landmarks of Indian Freedom history were noticeable. Gandhiji's hardwork and determination to bring freedom and make country peaceful made him father of all. Salute to such a great legend. Jai Hind!

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  10. HUSSAIN GOLWALA (ROLL NO.:- 10) [PG-A]
    Management lessons for me from the section-5.
    Gandhiji was one of the most successful Leaders of the century. He was charismatic, but he was also deliberate and analytical

    Gandhi’s life is one of total service to others, and of the unselfish representation of their needs. As discussed in the biography, in chapter 7 of section 5, Gandhiji took up the work of covering excreta with earth at Hardvar and it was Maganlal Gandhi who had executed this work. In chapter 8, he shows that he is a firm believer of Hinduism, but does not believe in wearing a symbol (sacred thread); which creates distinction of superiority and inferiority .These two incidents prove his quality of leadership and his spirituality & charisma just adds to his rationalism in analyzing each issue he faced – to evaluate how best to motivate and therefore lead his Followers.
    Rarely has one man been able to generate such a band of willing followers. His vision of the future was a combination of the spiritual, the moral and the practical, and it was through his consistent application of his vision that he led.

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    1. That's his autobiography - not 'biography' as written.

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  11. Janki Gajaria PG-A Roll No. 9

    I had no idea what I was getting into when I started section 5 – The last part of ‘An Autobiography or the Story of my experiments with truth’ by M K Gandhi.

    As I flipped one page after the other I realized that there was a lot in store for me and a lot to imbibe. To concise learning so deep is a task in itself. Gandhiji was very observant, he came across so many co-workers, party members, people in the village and the list goes on, but he always tried to find the best in every individual he came across, even though their ideas and thoughts were not inconsistent with his. He was tenacious with his principles and independent. This is how managers are expected to be, strike a balance when it comes to ethics and being more tolerant. He know exactly how to deligate responsibilities to the right people based on their ability and competency, he was very sharp and used his resources effectively. He believed no reform is possible unless some of the educated and rich voluntarily accept the status of the poor, this indicates how important it is to work in a team and also makes me realize that it is imperative for every manager to get his hands dirty, understand the work process in depth before he could actually take a step forward. He believed in educating and imparting correct practices to people. This is a correct example of ‘Knowledge to one is knowledge to none’. He also had his share of setbacks, especially when his views on matters of principle were widely divergent to those of others. But the differences did not deter him neither did it create any bitterness. This makes me realize I will also have to face hardships and dejection, it could be my subordinates, higher authorities or my immediate colleagues, but I will need to take it up as a learning and move forward. All in all I got a glimpse of how it would be when I will have to tackle delicate questions and overcome unexpected difficulties.

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    1. Liked what you wrote! Good job Janki!

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  12. krishna yadav section 5 pgdma div a Roll no 60


    The group from South Africa arrives in India before Gandhi, contrary to his plan. He wants them to live on a place similar to their Phoenix settlement, but they have to find a place in India. Mr. Andrews meets them and makes arrangements for them in several different places where they are treated well. government. Gandhi agrees and goes on to Poona to meet Gokhale.
    gandhi ji went to kumbh mela and laxman jhula for religious practice another side, animals are being sacrificed. The book ends with a farewell from Gandhiji and he surmises we know what happened after 1921 as now his life is public. Hope this book takes your life Gandhi was a man who always wanted to learn. He started learning law. Along with that he also learnt about many religions. He was of the view that learning makes a man grow in his character 1. Satya 2. Dharma and most importantly 3. Humanity, Gandhiji takes you on a self-When the Congress begins at Amritsar, most of the prisoners who were arrested during martial law have been released. The Ali brothers appear at the Congress. At this time the king offers reforms and Gandhi is one of the few who is willing to accept the reforms.

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  14. Gayatri Kale PG-A Roll No.15
    Gandhiji has described how irrespective of the religions people became one in the face of common danger while dealing with the storm. According to Gandhiji it was wrong to judge anyone from the outward act as it had no sufficient data also he felt that it s fine to adjudicate on right and wrong and learn a leson for the future.He was of the opinion that liberty and self-respect should be preferred over learning from the slaves.He also emphasised on working to server which comes with financial benefits also though regarded secondary.At the end of Boer war, he says, the relations formed with the whites were of the sweetest. During his return to India though he was showered with a lot of gifts, he refused to accept those and proved of being humble. From the incidence In Benares, he makes an urges the educated masses to play a role in bringing about a change and report an incident when needed. Fom the chapter of Lord Curzon's Darbar, Gandhiji highlights how people show off their wealth and power to hide their sins.He has described how Gokhale was simplicity personified with no pride and towards the end he again has to go from the certain to the uncertain i.e. back to South Africa leaving his wife and kids behind highlighting the importance of the fact that what is important should deserve importance.

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  15. Before reading the book, i thought i knew almost everything about Gandhiji,but post reading experience was very different, it was as good as value addition, also i got to know a lot about his life, his revolution, reforms, struggle for Indians' rights and his love for spirituality and religion.Here are few of the incidences that i felt are very inspiring:
    1.When he moved to South Africa, and was introduced to the court, he was asked to remove his turban,but he refused and walked. So, here he gave more importance to his religion and principles than the law of country he was residing in then.
    2.Whilst in South Africa, he helped the residing Indians fight the Franchise bill (that was presented to the Legislature),if passed would have deprived Indians of the right to elect members of the Natal Legislative Assembly.
    Gandhi's struggle for a spiritual politics and a political spirituality shines in a way that can still give us hope today, if only we will take our lives as seriously as he took his own.

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  16. POOJA KHANDHAR PGDM A ROLL NO 19 In the 5th part,gandhiji goes to poona to meet gokhale. Gandhiji wants to join gokhale's servants of india society but the discussion was whether to accept gandhiji's ideas and belief's or not.Gandhiji then goes to rangoon with his son and there he finds the unsanitary conditions on the boat. He contacts the agent of the company and relates the fact. Gandhiji's group opens schools for the children in villages.They begin a campaign of cleanliness and sanitation.Gandhiji was invited to a conference in delhi regarding the khilafat question. Gandhiji attends and tells them the cow slaughter should not be a subject of meeting and that the musalmans should stop cow slaughter out of respect of the hindus and not use it to try to attract hindu support. By this we learn that we should maintain cleanliness among ourselves and in our surroundings.We learn that we should not kill the living things and should take care of them.We should help the people of our country.

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  17. Shardendu B Verma PGDM – A
    Roll no 57
    Management learning from section - 4
    According to Gandhiji No human is evil ,only his work is evil, ready to sacrifice and give full devotion to your work ,once committed you should fulfill it under any condition or odds ,we should always plan for truth no matter how frustrated our plans are ,every man play is part in your life and moves away ,so you should not be fully dependent upon other, have confidence on yourself and your ability, always treat your best friends team or colleagues as your own family ,never force other to do your work you should complete your work by yourself ,always be ready to help and support people around you ,,if you want to achieve something ,then you should take risk ,be prepared not only physically but mentally also ,spiritualization and self realization improves your vision and decision making ability , always be fully prepared for your mission , even help your enemy’s in the hour of need ,a true devotee of truth always remain open to correction and whenever you discover anything wrong you must confess it at all cost and be frank full and never keep back anything from the client .

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  18. kirit jain PG-A,ROLL NO: 14
    Well, section 2 of gandhiji's biography extracts the learnings of the sacrifice which he did at an early age to make a career in law and went to south africa, there he came across many things which were against his principles but he never bent an tried his best to go to depth of every problem he faced. At that stage of his life he was constantly in search of a "GURU" who he can follow, in this process he was impressed with few characters but was not quite impressed enough to place them as his "GURU". I also came across his values and his love for his religion where he refused to change to christianity. He had a very patriotic nature and used to oppose anything going wrong against the indian in south africa.
    He loved to serve and take care of every human kind in the stage of illness.All in all he is a man of great principles and values which will force any individual to salute for the deeds he perfomed for the needies .

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  19. Darshan Shah PG-A Roll no:44

    SECTION 2
    Gandhiji went to africa with hope of earning money.Gandhiji made many friends during his journey to africa.once he boarded on train in africa he realised that indians were not treated properly,he decided to raise voice against injustice for which he was thrown out of train.He was firm beliver of non violence so never retaliated back.It was in africa where an equivocal gandhiji transform into confident person.Gandhiji united indian people from different religion together to raise their voice against rights and became public servant.Gandhiji learned law ,different religion in africa and also taught english language to indian people in africa. Gandhiji through his various practices connects with life and with common people.

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  20. Anirudh Ramachandran(PG-A)
    Roll No:37
    In section 4,Gandhiji mainly talks about his journey in South Africa and how he fought for the rights of Indians in South Africa.Gandhiji also fought against the corruption in the public departments.According to him,the Bhagvad Gita can become an infallible guide of conduct and dictionary of daily reference. Gandhiji did his best to provide assistance to people who support vegetarianism.He also emphasises the importance of good diet and how earth and water treatment can help cure ailments.Gandhiji believed in treating his subordinates as his own brothers and sisters irrespective of their caste or religion.The fact that Gandhiji believed in selfless and unconditional help is evident from the way he served people during plague epidemic.A person is overjoyed when he returns home after a long time.Gandhiji also talks about the birth of satyagraha and adoption of fasting at the Tolstoy Farm.Some of the learning from the section: ‘Hate the sin and not the sinner’,‘ Character building is the proper foundation for the education of children’,‘A Satyagrahi is born to be deceived. But ultimately a deceiver only deceives himself’.

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  21. Learnings from Mahatma Gandhi
    SHRADDHA NIMSE
    PGDM A
    ROLL NO 31

    Section 1:
    Gandhiji born on 2nd October 1869 in Porbandar .He belonged to a political background.So most of the traits and quality we see in him he has inherited it from his grandfather and his father.The quality of speaking truth and being truthful prevailed in him since childhood.He adored his mother alot he got hi spiritual learnings from his mother .Once he had seen a play on Harishchandra and since then he has been a strong believer and follower of his beliefs. M.K.Gamdhi got married on a very early stage of his life.And he truly is against that ritual of child marriage.He had his share of ups and downs in his marriage like it happens in every married life.He had a lot of mistakes in his married life and in this book he accepts that he was wrong and he suggests that one should not repeat it.the worst phase in his life was the duration in which he got influenced by a friend of his and under his guidance gandhiji started eating meat.He was a Vaishnava and it was a sin to have meat.He had started having a lot of differences with his wife,started smoking.He learnt the power of the term ahimsa from his father when he confessed to him about the bad deeds.The time he started practicing law Dadabhai naoroji was the one person he adored.
    The learnings i could get through this part is that like a normal human being Gandhiji has also been through alot and have committed alot of mistakes.The thing to get from this is to learn from your own mistakes and mistakes comiitted by others.

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  22. Bhavesh Parmar
    Roll No- 32
    PG (A)

    The first part narrates incidents of Gandhi's childhood, he have done many mistakes after coming in contact of bad company and the same he confessed to his father as he believed in saying truth. he experimented with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. There are two texts that had a lasting influence on Gandhi, both of which he read in childhood. He records the profound impact of the play Harishchandra and says,I read it with intense interest...It haunted me and I must have acted Harishchandra to myself times without number. Gandhi got married at the age of 13. In his words, It is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen...I can see no moral argument in support of such a outrageously early marriage. Another important event in documented in this part is the demise of Gandhi's father Karamchand Gandhi. His disdain for physical training at school, particularly gymnastics has also been written about in this part.

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  23. Aniruddha S. Tikam PGDM-A,
    Roll No.56
    Management learning from section 3
    In the third section of Ganghiji’s, deals with Gandhiji’s return to India, to serve the public. Gandhiji consumes only Satvik Ahaaras he believes that the food we consume affects our mind. He stops drinking milk because he thought we were snatching something that was the right of the calf and that it symbolizes lust. In this section starts with his journey to Durban, South Africa. Here we get see the turmoil of Gandhiji against the injustice by the imperial whites. Western civilization, unlike the Eastern is predominantly based on force, was his ultimate realization..Gandhiji was of the opinion that it is not good to run public institutions on permanent funds. A permanent fund carries in itself the seed of the moral fall of the institution. A public institution means an institution conducted with the approval, and from the funds of the public.. Gandhiji also describes his views on the how important it is for the child to be educated among the family rather than sending him/her to hostels. He says the young children should not be separated from their parents..He says a Englishman sees an average Indian as a coward timid fellow who is incapable of taking risks and works for selfish gains only, incapable of doing something for others good. He did say Human nature shows itself at its best in moments of trial and crisis..Gandhiji observed that it is very difficult to help the community in getting to do its own duty as against claiming for its rights. One has to have infinite patience to get the people to do any work. It is the reformer who is anxious for the reform, and not society, from which he should expect nothing better than opposition, abhorrence and even moral persecution. Truth is like a vast tree, which yields more and more fruit, the more you nurture it. The deeper the search in the mine of Truth, the richer the discovery of the gems buried there, in the shape of opening for an ever greater variety of service!!!A public worker should not accept any gifts in form.. He believed in respect for elders and also structured work and organization. Gandhiji was strongly influenced by his seniors in National Congress, one of them being Mr Gopal Gokhale and through him Justice Ranade. Time management, how selflessly these greats worked where every decisions of their life was made with public intersts in mind all the time. They only used apart of there salary for themselves. He also understood the need of social reforms because of them. Starting with basics of stopping payment to beggars to promoting animal sacrifice as an act of cruelty. The life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. On his trip to Benares the state of the third class couches in the trains made Gandhiji very sad.it reminded of his ill fate in South Africa at the same time he felt disturbed by the neglect of the authorities towards the hygiene, corruption at the same time how the lower strata of the society suffered coupled with their bad habits.. Through the example of his son Manilal’s illness he shows the power of faith where he goes against doctor’s advice and sticks to his principle of vegetarianism and miracle happens as his son survives.Finally as he returns to South Africa he talks about uncertainties of life. When concept of God the ultimate powerful itself is uncertain how we expect our life to be any different?

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  24. NAME - VISHAL SHROFF
    ROLL NO - 51
    SECTION 1

    Before reading this book , i thought i knew almost everything about Mahatma Gandhi , but to my surprise there is a lot that many people are not aware about
    Gandhiji believed in the principle of TRUTH and that is the only reason why his book is named "The story of my experiments with truth". Gandhiji used to remove faults in himself and this is one unique concept because in todays world and scenario there is hardly anyone who says that he has made a mistake and he is wrong.
    The first part consists of Gandhiji's childhood and his experiments with eating meat , smoking , drinking ,it was just once that Gandhiji lied and he immediately confessed his mistake to his father , this is a sign of being honest and trustworthy to your parents .
    Gandhiji got married at the age of thirteen . In his words, "It is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen...I can see no moral argument in support of such a preposterously early marriage." . He belonged to a family of political party , his father did not believe in the concept of saving and his mother inspite of being illiterate was very wise and Gandhiji respected his mother a lot
    There are two texts that had a lasting influence on Gandhiji, both of which he read in childhood. He records the profound impact of the play Harishchandra and says,"I read it with intense interest...It haunted me and I must have acted Harishchandra to myself times without number." Another text he mentions reading that deeply affected him was Shravana Pitrabhakti Nataka, a play about Shravana's devotion to his parents.

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  25. Sidhant Shah 47
    Learning from section 4 of AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY of Mohandas K. Gandhi
    THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi commonly known as Mahatma Gandhiji, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.
    Gandhji had some rules in life and had some principals he believed in them. He use say that no one in this world was bad and their work might be bad but no human being is bad. He believed that one should always be ready to do go to any extend to achieve his target without hurting the others. One should never be fully depended on other for their personal work. One should always be ready to make any kind of sacrifice for work. If a person is doing some work he should give his 100% in the work. He believed do it completely or don’t do it. Never do things half. The biggest of all is always speak the truth what ever might be the consequence be of it but never lie about anything. To cover one lie you will have to speak another 1000 lies. One should be a person of his words. What ever happens once a commitment is made a person should complete it anyhow. One should never underestimate oneself. Should have confidence on yourself and your ability. Always be ready to do work for others. In this world nothing can be achieved without taking risk. One should be ready mentally and physically. Helping a enemy in trouble is a good thing. If u do something for others people will do for u when u really need it. Always be ready to accept the mistake and go ahead in life. Always treat your friends and everyone as a family. Everyone learns from his or her own mistake

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  26. Vidhi Mehta(PG-A)
    Roll no-27
    In section 4,Gandhiji mainly talks about his journey in South Africa and how he fought for the rights of Indians in South Africa.One may not look forward to any reward for one's labours, but one should be certain that a good action is bound to bear the fruit in the end. It also says Hate the sin and not the sinner. One should not make any distinction between relatives and strangers, countrymen and foreigners, white and coloured, Hindu and Indians of other faiths.All experiments involve obvious risks. We should always be fully prepared for your mission and even help your enemy’s in the hour of need. The fact that Gandhiji believed in selfless and unconditional help is evident from the way he served people during plague epidemic. Gandhiji also talks about the birth of satyagraha and adoption of fasting at the Tolstoy Farm.Gandhiji did his best to provide assistance to people who support vegetarianism.He also emphasises the importance of good diet.

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  27. Vaibhav Agrawal, PGDM-A, Roll no.2

    Section 1
    M.K.Gandhi has written his heart out in his autobiography and has not hidden anything from the reader. In fact, he is rather too harsh on himself throughout his autobiography.One learning that I took away from section 1 was that one has to learn from his mistakes to be successful. Gandhiji got swayed into smoking, meat-eating and stealing under the bad company of his friend. But, he learned from his mistakes and more importantly, he was brave enough to admit it.
    Another learning that I took away was that one has to manage his money effectively especially if he is not earning it.I liked the part when Gandhiji effectively managed his expenses while he was studying in England.
    The best part I liked in section 1 was how Gandhiji adhered to the vow that he had made to his mother about not eating non-vegetarian food or consuming liquor while he was in England.

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  28. MIHIR SHAH -45
    FROM SECTION 3:
    Chapter 9 SIMPLE LIFE
    The chapter 9 "SIMPLE LIFE " really inspired me .
    Simple life describes the importance of being self independent , as Gandhiji saved washerman's bill which was as heavy as buying a new collar .
    Gandhiji learned the technique of washing clothes from a book and started washing his own clothes and collars which helped him to be self independent.
    The importance of being self dependent was realised when Mahadeo Govind Ranade had visited South Africa and had to attend a special occasion organised by the Indian community there , where RANADE's scarf was not washed or pressed and even the washerman couldnt deliver in that small time , at this situation Gandhiji helped him wash and creese his scarf and helped Ranade .
    The management lesson that I learned is being self dependent , our own work should be done by ourself , if being dependent on any one any work gets delayed , the person to be held responsible will be ourself and not the subordinate , delay of work may land up in huge losses to the organisation too .

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  29. Kashyap Sanghavi , PG A , Roll No 42

    The book opens with Gandhiji sharing a little of his family history. His family belongs to the Bania caste . The first part is his journey from Birth , Childhood, Child Marriage with Kasturba, Death of his father, and famous misgivings. It talks about Gandhi's childhood, his experiments with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing. Gandhi got married at the age of 13 for which ganghiji has no moral arguments. Also, he speaks of the authoritative husband he was, and his insecurities. Important event in documented in this part is the demise of Gandhi's father Karamchand Gandhi.

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  30. SAFIN PRASLA (PG - A)
    ROLL NO: 36

    Third part of this book tells us about the journey of Gandhiji in South Africa. Gandhiji decided to completely dedicate his life to human service. He used to attend hospital daily to clean the wounds of the patients and even toilets. The learning we get from this is whatever service we do, we should give 100% and do it with heart and soul.
    Inspite of getting threatening from Natal citizens, he faced the situation with courage, so I learned that if you are right, stand and face the world without fear. Also Gandhiji was confident about his decision and faced Natal people tactfully to clear it out the issue. This is the important lesson for all because making decision at the right time gives positive impact on others. His dedication and loyalty are also the best learnings we get from this autobiogarphy.

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  31. Rohan Patil
    PG-A
    Roll no .34
    Section 2
    I never believed in Gandhiji ,never thought he was an ideal leader ,this was because sometimes we pursue that a hero should have all those qualities, which an ordinary man dreams of but we forget the loan fact that a hero is born from an ordinary man ,and this is what I learn from this book
    Gandhi left his family behind and set off for South Africa at the age of 23, arriving in Natal with a hope to earn money and to learn law. His belief of non-violence could be seen when Gandhiji boarded the first train of his journey at the Pietermaritzburg station, officials told Gandhi that he needed to transfer to the third-class passenger car, when refused to move, a policeman came and threw him off the train;Gandhi never retaliated back.
    In south-Africa ,Gandhi was persuade to get converted into Christianity for life without sin ,but he always believed in his inner self .He believed that learning makes a man grow in his character thus he started learning law .In south-Africa he helped many Indians to stand for their rights .

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  32. Charli Gupta 11
    PG-A
    Section-1
    Learnings from autobiography oh Mahatma Gandhi.
    Mohandas karamchand Gandhi commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi.A preemient leader of Indian nationalism.He was born on 2nd,oct,1869 in Porbandar,Gujarat,son of a government official Karamchand Gandhi and Putlibai Gandhi.The stories of Shravana and king Harishchandra, had a great impact on Gandhi in his childhood.In May 1883 at the age of 13 Gandhiji got married to Kasturbai Makhanji.They had four sons..He had a lot of mistakes in his married life and in this book he accepts that he was wrong and he suggests that one should not repeat it.the worst phase in his life was the duration in which he got influenced by a friend of his and under his guidance gandhiji started eating meat.He was a Vaishnava and it was a sin to have meat.He continously tried to remove faults from himself.While in school he was shy,nervous, mediocre student who neglected physical excercise and hand writing also read nothing more than the textbooks.But he was very sensitive, honest and truthful.In fathers illness he took care of him.I learned that he was a strong believer of truth and he always learned from his mistake and accepted them.

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  33. SAHIL SINGLA
    PGDM (A)-53
    Before reading the book, i thought i knew almost everything about Gandhiji,but post reading experience was very different, it was as good as value addition, also i got to know a lot about his life, his revolution, reforms, struggle for Indians' rights and his love for spirituality and religion.Here are few of the incidences that i felt are very inspiring:
    1.When he moved to South Africa, and was introduced to the court, he was asked to remove his turban,but he refused and walked. So, here he gave more importance to his religion and principles than the law of country he was residing in then.
    2.Whilst in South Africa, he helped the residing Indians fight the Franchise bill (that was presented to the Legislature),if passed would have deprived Indians of the right to elect members of the Natal Legislative Assembly.
    Gandhi's struggle for a spiritual politics and a political spirituality shines in a way that can still give us hope today, if only we will take our lives as seriously as he took his own.

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  34. jayesh kawade (PGDM-A)
    Roll no.-17 section-4

    Mahatma Gandhiji mainly talks about his journey in South Africa and how he fought for the rights of Indians in South Africa.He also talks about Truth and Violence the biggest weapon... Learnt the importance of satyagraha self restraint is very important in ones life.. diet has a direct impact on ones behavior.Education must encompass relationship between the school and the
    society, and between the teachers and the parents.
    .He also emphasises the importance of good diet and how earth and water treatment can help cure ailments. He also tells us to consume hygenic food.
    He also lets us about his experience in south Africa that Indians were not given importance in Africa. he also used to ask people to come and stay in his house.

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  35. Taher Poonawala Roll No-35
    Learnings from SIMPLE LIFE
    Gandhiji saved washerman's bill which was as heavy as buying a new collar Gandhiji learned the technique of washing clothes from a book and started washing his own clothes and collars which helped him to be self independent. Mahadeo Govind Ranade had to attend a special occasion organised by the Indian community there where RANADE's scarf was not washed or pressed and even the washerman couldnt deliver in that short time ,at this situation Gandhiji helped him wash and creese his scarf.

    The lesson that I learned is being self dependent & our own work should be done by ourself,being dependent on any one for any work gets delayed.

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  36. Priti Thakkar Roll No:-55
    Part 3
    In part three Ghandhiji return to India, to serve the public, and when he was serving public he did all small work like cleaning washrooms, wash cloths etc. with no hesitation. By this we learn that no work is small or bog it just work
    In spite of getting threatening from Natal citizens he faced the situation with courage so I think here we can say is we should fight with courage if you are right.
    And in third part it’s shown that he washes his own clothes and does his own work. So here we can learn is we should be in depended if you are in depended you don’t face any problem.

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  37. Sachin Sharma
    Roll No-47

    Gandhiji No human is evil ,only his work is evil, ready to sacrifice and give full devotion to your work ,once committed you should fulfill it under any condition or odds ,we should always plan for truth no matter how frustrated our plans are ,every man play is part in your life and moves away ,so you should not be fully dependent upon other, have confidence on yourself and your ability, always treat your best friends team or colleagues as your own family ,never force other to do your work you should complete your work by yourself ,always be ready to help and support people around you He believed do it completely or don’t do it. Never do things half. The biggest of all is always speak the truth what ever might be the consequence be of it but never lie about anything. To cover one lie you will have to speak another 1000 lies. One should be a person of his words. What ever happens once a commitment is made a person should complete it anyhow. One should never underestimate oneself. Should have confidence on yourself and your ability. Always be ready to do work for others. In this world nothing can be achieved without taking risk. One should be ready mentally and physically. Helping a enemy in trouble is a good thing. If u do something for others people will do for u when u really need it. Always be ready to accept the mistake and go ahead in life. Always treat your friends and everyone as a family. Everyone learns from his or her own mistake

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  38. Ashok choudhary
    PGDM A
    Roll No.6

    Learnings from autobiography oh Mahatma Gandhi.

    Agitate. We all surely have learned from Gandhi that protest does not necessarily mean violence, but neither does his satyagraha method imply weakness. If he sees one person or group of people doing wrong by another, he agitates against the wrongdoer(s) where possible. All of us see insults and persecutions against other people – and against ourselves – every day, but what sets Gandhi apart is the fact that he feels insults against others as if they are against himself, whether in South Africa fighting extra taxation of ‘coolies’ or in India ‘washing away the stain of indigo’ from thousands of suffering agriculturists. In particular, if a powerful person abuses their power, he calls them to account – without resorting to desperate measures. We need healthy, positive agitation as much as ever.

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  39. Yathart Katariya
    PGDM A
    ROLL NO. 16

    Learning from AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY of Mohandas K. Gandhi. THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH

    Introspect. Throughout the years covered in the book, Gandhi interrogates and investigates himself. He wonders why he dislikes bathing the sores on his father’s feet. He feels certain, for a while, that in order to become powerful one must eat meat. He questions whether his all-natural earth treatments are effective. On almost every page, he remains convinced that he hasn’t yet everything figured out. It is through this constant self-questioning that he attains a deeper understanding of himself and crystallises that understanding into a way of life. With so many distractions around us today, it is surely valuable to sometimes consider why we do what we do – especially the things we take for granted – and then consider whether we have good reason to keep doing them.

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  40. Neha P.Nagvekar
    Roll no:29
    Management learning from section-5

    The most interesting part of reading this autobiography by M.K.Gandhi was that how a man relentlessly wrote everything,right from the worst of the social inequality to cast system in India;but still loves India with all his heart and soul and how much he wanted it to be free.In section 5,he also dealt with celibacy, fasting, vegetarianism and other personal aspects of his life, apart from his struggle against colonialism and racism. An extremely personal and riveting autobiography, this book reveals around the man who went on to becomethe Mahatma. Certain management lessons like”Leader must take the rein in his own hands rather than expect guidance from elsewhere” and “One should aim at work and not name, substance and not shadow”.The greatest learning is how the great man constantly revised his strategies,implemented new ways but keeping the morals constant.This section also marked the beginning of the khadi. One must know and understand that there is no other God than Truth. The only means for realization of Truth is Ahimsa.Based in 1920 the goal of the Gandhiji was the attainment of Swaraj within the British Empire if possible and without if necessary and the means for attainment have to be peaceful and legitimate

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  41. Kushal Lapasia PG-A Roll no 21

    Part I has 25 chapters in it. The first part narrates incidents of Gandhi's childhood, his experiments with eating meat, and smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. There are two texts that had a lasting influence on Gandhi, both of which he read in childhood. He records the profound impact of the play Harishchandra and says, I read it with intense interest. It haunted me and I must have acted Harishchandra to myself times without number. Another text he mentions reading that deeply affected him was Shravana Pitrabhakti Nataka, a play about Shravana's devotion to his parents. Gandhi got married at the age of 13. In his words, it is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen. I can see no moral argument in support of such a preposterously early marriage. Another important event in documented in this part is the demise of Gandhi's father Karamchand Gandhi. His disdain for physical training at school, particularly gymnastics has also been written about in this part.

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  42. Niyati Vorani
    PGDM A-58
    After reading section 4 of Gandhiji’s autobiography, the management learning’s are that ,you should have full confidence on yourself , be strong and courageous and complete your task even you are working against the odds, if you want to achieve something you should take risk and believe in yourself, you should always practice truth and self realization , you cannot achieve anything physically until you are involved mentally into the matter, you should never hide any information from your client and Gandhiji has also told us that you should help everyone around you , even if they are your worst enemy .

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  43. Nidhi bisani
    Roll no. 5
    Division A
    I personally enjoyed reading the truth of gandhiji's life. Gandhiji had a great belief on god and faith in himself. And so the storm which made a great impact on him learned that one should not think that something is impossible because it is difficult. Rather it is the highest goal which needs highest efforts. One should be self-restraint. Somewhere I was lacking, because I had no faith in myself and no faith in the grace of god and therefore my sitiuations of facing the challenges were dicey but after reading his biography I'm not totally changed but my perception of viewing things has changed.
    Also I learned individual as a manager should handle the situation tactfully and one should be confident about his/her decisions..

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  44. Shwetank RewatkarPGDM – A
    Roll no 38
    Management learning from section four.

    Gandhi says that the Indians in Johannesburg are treated as coolies and their living areas
    are known as coolie locations. Gandhi feels that since he is like the father of the farm it is his responsibility to educate all the children. Gandhi decides their education should consist of character building. He also seeks to teach them trades. The adults teach the children history, geography and arithmetic. Gandhi, of course, is more concerned with the spiritual training of the children and feels that they will learn most by doing and by following the example of their role models.
    According to Gandhi No human is evil ,only his work is evil, ready to sacrifice and give full devotion to your work ,once committed you should fulfill it under any condition or odds ,we should always plan for truth no matter how frustrated our plans are ,every man play is part in your life and moves away ,so you should not be fully dependent upon other.

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  45. Ankit Mehta
    PGDM A
    Roll No.25

    After reading the section third of Mahatma Gandhi's Autobiography, i learned that gandhij has a manager’s qulity that is getting work gone from others in a tactfull manner and was confident about his decision this qulity came to know from the situation were Gandhij gets threat from the natal people, he face the situation without fear and with courage & tactfully. It also tell about the journery in South Africa where He visited the hospital daily to wounds of the patients and sometimes even clean the toilets, from this the learning we get that whatever work we do, don’t assumed that it’s a bad or good, just do it with hard work, hear and soul. Gandhij also learned the technique of washing cloth which inturned helped him to save money and make him independent.

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  46. NAME – Krunal Sangharajka (PG-A)
    ROLL NO - 41
    SECTION 1 - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY of Mohandas K. Gandhi
    THE STORY OF MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH

    The events described in the book are a hundred years old, but Gandhi has a way of describing their essence which is timeless, and will grip you in a way that makes them entirely relevant to today's world. It made me wonder how the world might have been if people today only followed his ideas. But this is no boring lecture on politics or nonviolence. In fact quite the opposite - it is the sparkling story of a very special man told in his own words. We learn about truth and non-violence in the best way possible, by observing Gandhi's actions as he goes about matters small and big. It brought Gandhi to life in a very special way. I always admired his principles, but now feel closer to Gandhi the man.
    Gandhi remembered his father as truthful, brave, incorruptible, and short-tempered, but he remembered his mother as a saint. She often fasted for long periods, and once, during the four months of the rainy season, ate only on the rare days that the sun shone. At the age of six Gandhi went to school in Porbandar and had difficulty learning to multiply. The following year his family moved to Rajkot where he remained a mediocre student, so sensitive that he ran home from school for fear the other boys might make fun of him.
    When Gandhi was thirteen, he was married to Kasturbai, a girl of the same age. At first the thirteen-year-old couple were almost too shy to speak to each other, but Gandhi soon became bossy and jealous. Kasturbai could not even play with her friends without his permission and often he would refuse it. But she was not easily cowed, and when she disobeyed him the two children would quarrel and not talk for days. Yet while Gandhi was desperately trying to assert his authority as a husband he remained a boy, so afraid of the dark that he had to sleep with a light on in his room though he was ashamed to explain this to Kasturbai.
    Gandhi's family was sternly vegetarian, but the boy's patriotism vanquished his scruples. One day, in a hidden place by a river, his friend gave him some cooked goat's meat. To Gandhi it tasted like leather and he immediately became ill. That night he dreamed a live goat was bleating in his stomach, but he ate meat another half-dozen times, until he decided it was not worth the sin of lying to his parents. After they died, he thought, he would turn carnivorous and build up the strength to fight for freedom. Actually, he never ate meat again, and freed India with a strength that was moral rather than physical. But Gandhi was still a rebellious teenager, and once, when he needed money, stole a bit of gold from his brother's jewelry. The crime haunted him so that he finally confessed to his father, expecting him to be angry and violent. Instead the old man wept
    "Those pearl drops of love cleansed my heart," Gandhi later wrote, "and washed my sin away." It was his first insight into the impressive psychological power of ahimsa, or nonviolence.

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  47. SNEHA SALVI
    PG-A
    ROLL NO- 40
    In the fifth part, People treated Gandhiji as hero after his successful mission at South Africa. On the request of his political guru Gokhale, Gandhiji traveled throughout India and that made him realize the poor condition of Indians at the hasty rule of British. Champran satyagraha, Ahemdabad satyagraha, Kheda satyagraha, Satyagraha against Rowalat's act are important events we can know from this part.

    Gandhiji takes a tour to Kumbh Mela, Lakshman Jhula, where he is overwhelmed by the irony in the religious practice, where one side, the festivities are taking place, another side, animals are being sacrificed. The book ends with a farewell from Gandhiji and he surmises we know what happened after 1921 as now his life is public.

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  48. Niharika Shivalkar
    Roll No : 50
    Section 5


    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, one of the most inspiring figures of history time.
    In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life, experiments with non-violence, other principles of conduct believed to be distinct from truth, & how he developed his concepts of active non-violent resistence which propelled the indian struggle for independent & countless other non-violent struggle of the 20th century.His strive for ahimsa fascinates me that a perfect vision of truth can only follow complete realization of ahimsa.
    It simply expresses to attend to perfect purity one has to become absolutely passion free in thought, speech & action to rise above the opposing currents of love & hatred, attachment & repulsion.

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  49. K. Deepika Deepak Kumar PGDM-A Roll no 20

    Reading a biography for the first time and that too of none other than M.K Gandhi, I knew it’s going to be something deeper and indeed it was. The section 5 that I read was an amazing rendition of his journey. Now this journey which he undertook was not only a physical journey, through the length and breadth of the nation, but also a journey within his own self. He described his experiments, through the various people he meet and the events he had come across during his journey, which left a lasting impression on his mind. He spoke about innumerable occurrences that gave him some very fond memories, like the sheer joy when he saw Hindu’s and Muslims stand united for a common cause but also at the same time, he also spoke about how he was a little weighed down by the irony and a general lack of a sense of spiritualism in the way people observed religious practices in our nation. So, overall I feel, while portraying a picture of the nation he so loved, in the most humble and honest of ways, he did not shy away from acknowledging the duality present in our society, making his observations even more worthwhile

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    1. Autobiography - not 'biography'and I feel you have not read the book.

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  50. Noopur Singh
    Roll no- 52
    Section 1

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar in present day wich is now
    known as Gujarāt. He was born on, October 2, 1869. He lived from 1869 to 1948, he
    died when he was seventy-nine (79) years old. When Ghandi was thrieteen years old,
    still in high school he married a women by the name of Kasterbura. Ghandi is also
    known as Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma means- esteemed one: in India, a title bestowed
    on somebody who is deeply revered for wisdom and virtue. Mohandas Gandhi went
    to England to study law. He went to a University in England in eighteen-eighty-eight
    (1888), and got his degree in law. Gandhi keeps a daily log of every expenditure during
    his stay in England. This is the beginning of a practice that he continues throughout his life.
    He attributes this practice to his capable handling of public funds later on in his life and the
    fact that there was never a deficit. Gandhi decides he can live more cheaply on his own. He
    finds lodging within a thirty-minute walk from the places he frequents to save on the cost of
    transportation. He decides to sit for the London Matriculation since he can't affordclasses at
    Oxford or Cambridge and begins to study Latin, French and other subjects. Gandhi still feels
    guilty about spending money, thinking about his brother back in India who is working hard
    to supporting him.

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  51. Deepika Mirchandani
    PG A Roll No. 28

    The Story of my Experiments with Truth

    Management Learnings from Section 4

    Mahatma Gandhiji was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. He gave truth utmost importance in his life. He sets an ideal example for each one of us and is remembered even today. Gandhiji did his best to help people. One should not keep thinking about the time it will take to achieve something instead should be certain that hard work is bound to bear the fruit in the end. There is no use of shedding tears if the things don't work our way. We should do whatever is humanly possible. Don't treat as anyone inferior to you. Every job must be treated equally as that of a lawyers work has the same value as the barkers in as much as all have the same right of earning their livelihood from their work. Helping an enemy in trouble is a good thing. Always treat your friends and everyone as a family. Realise your mistakes and rectify them.

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  52. Neha Gada
    PG A Roll No. 8

    Management Learning from Section 4

    Mahatma Gandhi- the father of nation, one thing that everyone has heard, studied and incorporated in their lives is inviolence.
    I have learnt that before reaching to any conclusion, one has to study and analyze the problem very well. Like Gandhiji did in all his approach, eg Pretoria. He being a lawyer, served for the benefit of people in hardship, thus teaching that money is not everything.
    Take the insult if the fruit means to serve the people. This is a pure sign of maturity. Forget the past and think of the task, is a statement made by Gandhiji, that I want to incorporate in my life.
    He never restricted himself, he went ahead doing small little experiments, like those of salt, milk etc, he concluded that one can survive without these, and so he stop consuming them and inspired others to do the same. Gandhiji, also constructed some experiments on the types of medicine available. From this there is so much that I learned, firstly, one has to read to understand, reading is a must, secondly, one should never restrict the learning process, in every walks of life one gets to learn something new. In inspiring others he played a role of a leader, which as an MBA student is a must for me, I have learnt to be a good leader one has to incorporate things in their own life, some things should be backed by facts, have the ability to inspire others.
    Don't treat as anyone less than you. Every job must be treated equally as that of a lawyers work has the same value as the barkers in as much as all have the same right of earning their livelihood from their work.
    One of greater learning also that of the satyagraha, he has taught every to speak the truth, from his Chapter of client, I've learnt, that sometimes just realizing your mistakes and rectifying it by yourself is enough, you may not need someone so point at your mistakes and punish you for the same.

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  53. Shruti Mallick
    PGDM A
    Roll no-23

    Mahatma Gandhi became one of the pivotal figures.He taught us how to become leader in life. We should learn something from their leadership. He was the leader in majority of task he performed in group. His leadership played a major role to make them ‘Mahatma’ from a common person.Gandhiji developed the concepts of Ahimsa (non-violence) and Satyagraha (holding fast to truth).Gandhiji loved truth and justice. He taught us how to judge our self & how to get justice from unfair practices.He fought for the rights of the Indians living in Africa. From it we can learn how to get our rights from others & how to fight for our own rights, without it success can’t be achieved.He began the freedom struggle to force the British to quit India. He taught to struggle in life because life is meaning less without the struggle. From it we can learn how to remove constrains from our life.the remarkable quality about Gandhi, and perhaps the reason of his sorrow, was that in spite of his obvious practical good sense, he tried for the ideal. It taught us to never stop our progress by become happier & satisfy quickly for what we have, try to work hard to get more progress in the life.the second part which begins with his journey to South Africa for studying law where an equivocal Gandhiji transforms into a confident person. Battling his vices, he reforms into a public servant. In few occasions, he saves an indentured labourer, Subramaniam, who is beaten by his master. Gandhiji, through his various practices connects with life and with common people.

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  54. Mandeep Ahuja
    PGDM A
    Roll NO: 3

    We all can associate truth with gandhiji even without reading his auto-biography but reading about his daily life & hardships gave me more understanding of his love for the truth.
    Gandhiji didn't only speak the truth but did when calling a spade a spade could cause him death or at least a serious trouble.

    Having taken responsibility at an early age, having his family to take care of, even that didn't alert his path with truth.

    Gandhiji was not only was a good leader but also a good husband. He nursed his wife for 2 delievries in South Africa.

    Gandhiji believed in self help, he saw this as an instrument to learn new things.

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  55. Miss: Shweta Narkar
    PGDM-A
    Roll No - 30

    “I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.” This was the statement stated by great person Known as MAHATMA GANDHI i.e. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
    Section 5 : Following the death of his father, Gandhi's family sent him to England in 1888 to study law but even there after fighting for Indian’s Rights in South Africa when he came back to India how he fought against the British Ruling in India has been described in this section of Gandhiji’s Autobiography.
    After coming to India he started to fight against british ruler in his own way. He believed very simple living and frugal lifestyle & so as his all the attire was “choice of khadi”. In 1906, believing that family life was taking away from his full potential as a public advocate, Gandhiji took the vow of BRAHMACHARYA (a vow of abstinence against sexual relations, even with one's own wife) & His taking on the vow of BRAHMACHARYA had allowed him to focus to come up with the concept of SATYAGRAHA in late 1906. In the very simplest sense, SATYAGRAHA is passive resistance.
    Also, An Autobiography offers great lessons about truth, non violence(AHIMSA), satyagraha, tolerance, patience which are very essential for personal, social and economic development.
    In his last chapter(Farewell) of autobiography he had stated a very meaningful statement "To describe truth, as it appears to me, and in the exact manner in which I have arrived at it, has been my ceaseless effort" can show us the greatness of Mahatma Gandhi.

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  56. Viraj Tamhane
    PGDM - A
    ROLL NO - 54

    The autobiography of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, subtitled The Story of My Experiments With Truth, focuses on Gandhi's struggles for non-violence and civil disobedience through the acts of Satyagraha, literally meaning "holding firmly to truth." In each of the chapters, he talks about instances in life in which he had struggled with Truth, considering Truth being the ultimate source of energy. The question many might ask is: how can one who is so skinny, one who had to live with a stick throughout his struggles, get such energy?

    It was because of his experiments and the trials that Gandhi developed dietetics, non-violence, hydropathy, naturopathy etc. After finishing his studies in England, he came to South Africa where he changed from a typical lawyer to one who was remarkable. It's more surprising that with the ideologies he produced from studying law, eastern and western philosophy, he kept them all by his side and followed them to the extreme. He was conservative to his thoughts in any situation and in following them perhaps, to some, inflexibly so.

    One reason I become overwhelmed by Gandhi is his simplicity, wearing a single dhoti (an Indian clothing) and living solely by vegetables. Even when he was or his son was on his deathbed, he insisted that eating anything other than vegetables was wrong. He considered that through those necessities — in line with his teachings — it is possible that one can live freely. This means one can live without food or drink, without anger or desire, if they are to follow a simple code of behavior. This book thus teaches one in practical life on how to live without any of the material needs.

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  57. Sneety Sahu
    PGDM-A
    Roll No.39
    The part-5 of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography was a fascinating tour of life in about 119 pages.It was very simple and almost naive in places.He has faithfully recorded his small personal struggles, giving them the weight as major political battles.Gandhi's zeal and idealism came across powerfully,as does
    his self discipline and purity.

    I was especially interested in his evolving understanding of 'satyagraha' and his increasingly strict 'vegetarianism'.His ascetism increased in direct proportion to his growing political power.

    The autobiography ends around 1920 right around the time when he became a national figure.The historical movements like Satyagraha, Young India movement are quite inspiring.The wooes of the third class passengers shows us how rebellious Mahatma Gandhi was for his nation and its people.Things like speakingin regional language rather then speking in english showed his love for his motherland.
    he believed in staying simple with the basic necessities of life. he started wearing khadi and ate sipmple food.He adopted Bramhacharya due to which he was able to evolve the Satygraha and Ahimsa (non violence) movement

    Simple,soft,sober,gentle are the words which describes best to The Great Man of Our Indian History 'The Mahatma Gandhi'.

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  58. Disappointed that most students did not read... The blogs are only copy & paste! :(... Exactly what aspiring responsible managers/leaders are not expected to do as students at PGDM level.

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